Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wrapping Things Up: Lessons Learned From a Wedding Planner

I wanted to take a moment and recap all the lessons that I've shared with you regarding the weddings that I was a coordinator with. Each post is meant to be reflective, helpful and real - while I aim for a perfect wedding day for my clients, little snafus do arise and its best to be prepared for them. Some could have been avoided on the wedding day, others you should take in stride. Remember: the only thing that really truly matters on your wedding day is that you're getting married to the love of your life. Everything else is just gravy.

Some highlights:

* Sign a contract with EVERY vendor

* When it comes to wedding planning: organization & time management skills are key

* Have a set budget and stick to it

* Let go of all the white noise you'll hear from parents, friends - its your wedding

* If the tradition doesn't fit you, don't include it

* Don't sweat the small stuff - its not important

* DIY if you a natural Martha Stewart - stick to the pros if you aren't crafty

Above all, its your wedding, make it yours

1 comment:

  1. Great advice, even though I think "letting go of the white noise" can prove to be the most challenging!